There’s another TAA release heading to stores.
Crowned Heads has begun shipping The Angel’s Anvil 2017, the company’s exclusive release for retailers part of the Tobacconists’ Association of America (TAA).
— Jon Huber (@TheCrownedHeads) April 27, 2017
This is the fourth year the company has made an exclusive release for the group, all bearing The Angel’s Anvil name. Once again, it’s produced at Tabacalera La Alianza S.A. in the Dominican Republic using a habano wrapper and an undisclosed filler and binder.
The single size measures 6 1/4 x 52 and is priced at $10.50 per cigar. It is limited to 1,000 boxes of 20.
The Angel’s Anvil is based on a story Crowned Heads co-founder Jon Huber wrote:
Legend has it that there was one fallen angel, in particular, who fell to Earth from the heavens, finding himself alone and lost. Unlike other fallen angels who were content to wander the earth in a soulless state of purgatory, this angel became bound and determined to find his way back to Heaven.
The angel soon realized that his only way back would be for him to forge a new set of wings by which he could ascend back to the heavenly skies. He walked the countryside for days and days, until he came upon a blacksmith. The blacksmith gave the angel a hammer and an anvil, and said to him, “With these tools you will forge your new wings. With these wings, you will announce the words, ‘Ascend Word He,‘ and you will find your way home.”
The TAA is an organization of approximately 80 retailers who meet each year to discuss issues facing the cigar industry and also to hold a private trade show with select manufacturers. In recent years, those companies have created special cigars exclusive to members of the TAA.
Alec Bradley, Asylum, Kristoff, La Flor Dominicana, La Palina and Tatuaje have also announced their 2017 TAA releases. Crowned Heads will be the second confirmed company to release their 2017 TAA release following My Father.